The Stranger – a sci-fi TV show restored after 55 years in the vault

A mysterious man arrives at the front door of a school headmaster’s quarters.  He claims to have no memory, but can speak several languages and is immediately hired as a teacher for the school.  But eventually it is discovered that the mysterious man is not of this world. And thus begins the two-year, twelve-episode sci-fi…

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The peacefulness of watching homemade candy

There’s a lot of things you can do to mentally recover from a broken ankle.  And during those moments, I’ve discovered that watching some really sweet and peaceful and calming videos can help a lot. Such is the case with these waycool videos from a Canadian videography company.  I warn you, you will feel relaxed…

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The results of Work of Art 2019

So after four ribbons, three of them blue – it’s time to see if my macro photograph After the Rain can hold its own in a full gallery show. And last night … it had its chance, as one of 35 artworks in the 2019 Work of Art gallery fundraiser for the Albany Institute of…

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Emergence S01E03 – I finally figured out where I’ve seen this type of show before!

Okay.  Three shows in and I’m finally getting some answers to this program. And they all wrap around Piper, this ten-year-old girl with the crazy powers. Recap. So far, this show has featured a police chief who finds a ten-year-old girl who survived a plane crash.  This kid has special telekinetic and electromagnetic powers, and…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, May 11 2019

Good morning, my wonderful blog readers.  It’s Tulip Festival weekend, so get out there with your camera and take pictures of the tulips.  There’s lots of tulips in the area, so make sure you have a fully charged camera to catch all the blooms. Oh yeah – and you can also check out the blog…

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The wreckage on the New York State Thruway

A couple of weeks ago, I had to drive from Albany to Schenectady for a project.  As I drove along the New York State Thruway, enjoying the drive and listening to one of my iPod-synchronized radio stations, the raindrops pattering on my windshield as my wipers tried to maintain rhythm with whatever Boston classic was…

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He finished the race, didn’t he? That makes him a winner too!

I may never understand how dog shows work – I know they’re looking for breeding standards and obedience and all that – but there’s one part of a dog show that I completely get.  That’s when a dog competes in an agility race. You’ve seen these.  The dog will jump over some fences, he’ll run…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, February 9 2019

Did you get your Valentine’s Day shopping finished?  Did you get that special bouquet or box of candies or overly desperate 6-foot teddy bear for your special someone? Well, if you[‘re still procrastinating … You can take some time and check out this week’s recap of some great bloggers, podcasters and photographers as I take…

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